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Week in Review: D41 Parents Take Up Think Tank Petition; Food Pantry in Great Need

A look back at some of the top stories and stories of local interest from the week.

Education

The Glen Ellyn District 41 Board of Education began to discuss the Think Tank initiative and has asked for some clarifications.

District 41 Parents Petition Against Think Tank Initiative

Parents have started a petition asking Glen Ellyn District 41 to hold off on implementing Think Tank initiative changes in the 2013-14 school year.

Police

Glen Ellyn Police Department reports, Dec. 2-8

Court Sentences Fourth Man in Cocaine Drug Ring to 16 Years in Prison

Alfredo Garcia, 36, of Bolingbrook, was one of seven people arrested in July 2011 in a drug bust at La Playa Cantina.

Local interest

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry in Desperate Need of Donations

The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is in need of cash and food donations to meet client demand.

Glen Ellyn Couple Welcomes Newborn on 12-12-12

Families from Glen Ellyn and Lombard welcomed newborns Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital with a once-in-a-century birthdate.

A new cell site at Route 53 and Beamis Road should improve web browsing and download speeds for Glen Ellyn residents in that area, according to AT&T.

Holiday 2012

Christmas Basket Program Brings Holiday Joy to More than 500 People

The Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club with the help of donors, the Salvation Army and the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. brought joy to more than 100 families this holiday.

Who Made a Difference in Glen Ellyn in 2012: Nominations Underway for Person of the Year

Is there a person you know who has made Glen Ellyn a better place thanks to his or her actions this year? Tell us by nominating that person. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 20. Readers will then vote on the nominees.

Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!

Job opportunities

Local employers are you hiring? Share your job opening with us and we will post them in our weekly column. Send them to maryl@patch.com.

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